We just can’t ignore that small black patch which is growing bigger and bigger in a corner of your bathroom ceiling. Wondering what that black stain could be? Well, it’s definitely black mold.
Having black mold growing on your walls and ceilings is not only unsightly but also unhealthy. It takes only a small patch of black mold to appear until it will grow into a bigger stain. Mold grows easily if it has the perfect environmental conditions to develop, and bathrooms seem to be the perfect homes for mold growth. High humidity levels, moisture, condensation and dark places are the perfect conditions for mold to develop.
Increasing ventilation in the bathroom will prevent mold growth on ceilings, so be careful to leave the window open after each bath you take. In case you don’t have a bathroom window, you can place a dehumidifier or a fan in the bathroom.
Good-To-Know: If the mold on your bathroom ceiling covers ten square feet or less, it is considered a small area and you can take care of cleaning it on your own. If the area is larger than you should call for professional help.
- Cotton face mask
- Wash the area with a cleaning solution of mild detergent and warm water.
- Let the affected area dry.
- Mix one-quarter cup of bleach with one quart of water and apply the solution.
- Wait for 20 minutes and apply a second time.
- Allow another 20 minutes to dry.
!!! Before starting to clean the mold out of the ceiling you should close off vents so spores cannot spread to other areas of the home during the cleaning process. Open a window instead.
Tips After Cleaning Mold From Ceiling
1. You must know that the fact that your ceiling looks clean after this process it doesn’t necessarily mean that lingering mold spores won’t survive. You will need to treat the ceiling after cleaning it and take steps to rectify the mold problem in your bathroom.
2. As a matter of fact you can treat the ceiling with a solution based on borax and apply it on the ceiling. It’s important not to rinse the solution. Leave it there to stop mold growth in the future.